By Sabrina Fang Reject, turn down, throw out, dismiss – these are the words middle class Americans heard today when President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline. With one stroke of a pen, an opportunity was wasted to foster bipartisanship in Washington, 42,000 people were denied jobs and the promise of a secure energy future […]
By Mark Green Under-noticed in the Obama administration’s obstruction of the Keystone XL pipeline is potential damage that’s being done to our relationship with Canada – our neighbor, strategic ally and No. 1 supplier of imported oil – without which our economy and way of life would be much affected. That there’s a rupture over […]
Big Question from President Obama’s Press Conference: Where is He Getting His Talking Points for Keystone XL?
Today, President Obama opened his end-of-the-year press conference, proclaiming that 2014 was a “year of action” – meanwhile it’s clear that after six years and five environmental assessments, President Obama still has not even bothered to read the State Department’s report on Keystone XL. If he had, he would know that every one of his […]
At OSFC, we have always appreciated the creative stunts Keystone XL opponents have had to muster to make their case against a single pipeline that would increase our access to a stable, affordable and secure supply of oil. This week, a coalition of anti-Keystone XL groups including Bold Nebraska, 350.org, and the Sierra Club released […]
As the Senate gets ready to vote this evening on a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, support only continues to build. The latest poll from USA Today shows that “By 60%-25%, those surveyed say Congress and Obama should approve construction of the Keystone pipeline.” Of course, that’s not surprising considering that poll after […]
Today on the National Journal Experts blog, Oil Sands Fact Check’s Matt Dempsey provides the facts about Bill McKibben’s anti-fossil fuel divestment campaign, showing that it is more about symbolism than substance. OSFC previously exposed the truth behind the Rockefeller Brother Fund (RBF) divestment announcement last month, pointing out what many reporters ignored: that RFB, […]